With CLL being a chronic illness, we tend to blame it for all our new health ills. But we need to remember that we are susceptible to the same health challenges as those without CLL (albeit at higher risk of infections - which can take longer to overcome, as well as some secondary cancers). Also, with 71 being the median age at CLL diagnosis, our membership is predominantly from an older demographic, so age related health changes are an added concern as we live longer with CLL due to better care and treatment options.
'The Conversation' is currently running a series of articles on health and ageing, with this one hopefully reassuring: theconversation.com/five-co...
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